From his London Harley Street practice, Dr Ahid Abood offers the type of eye bag removal surgery known as blepharoplasty.
As we age, fat can develop beneath the eye that causes prominent eye bags. Lumps of fat are prone to developing on the eyelid itself. Loose skin can form, often drooping from the upper eyelid and making it difficult to see.
Blepharoplasty is a surgical procedure that removes bulges of fat and excess skin from the delicate area around the eyes. Dr Abood can rejuvenate your appearance with this treatment, giving you a younger, fresher look with permanent results.
Dr Abood works with a small team of support staff and specialist nurses to create a private and relaxed environment for you to feel safe in. At AA Plastic Surgery London, you will be supported along every step of your decision to undergo blepharoplasty.
About Dr Ahid Abood
Dr Ahid Abood is a consultant plastic and reconstructive surgeon, trained in the world’s most advanced microsurgical techniques. He has published more than thirty-five papers in medical journals, authored a number of book chapters on cosmetic surgery, and received an M.Sc Distinction for his research into skin cancer treatment using minimal scar techniques.
Dr Abood studied medicine at the University of Cambridge and completed his medical training at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. He went on to secure a number of prestigious fellowships in the UK, US and Australia.
Dr Abood now holds several roles. He mentors aspiring doctors at the University of Cambridge. He works for the NHS as a lead consultant in the role of Clinical Lead for Major Trauma Reconstruction to the East of England and as a member of the NHS skin cancer Multidisciplinary Team.
Alongside these duties, Dr Abood runs his own private clinics in both London and Cambridge. People travel from all over the UK and abroad to Dr Abood’s clinic in Marylebone, London. He is well known for his expertise and his ability to create skilful results.
Blepharoplasty at AA Plastic Surgery, London
At his London practice, Dr Abood uses Blepharoplasty to treat:
- Droopy upper eyes
- Fat bulges in the eye area
- Bags under the lower lids
- Hanging skin on the eyelid that obscures vision
To determine how blepharoplasty could help you, you will need to book a private consultation with Dr Abood at his London practice. Dr Abood takes the time to understand his clients’ reasons for seeking surgery and asks in depth questions before offering his professional advice.
You are able to request further consultation sessions if you feel that you need more information. Dr Abood understands that the decision to undergo surgery is a significant one and encourages you to take as much time as you need.
Dr Abood will inquire about your medical history, as there are some medical conditions and allergies that could affect the outcome of the surgery. He will need to examine your face and eyes to determine the best way to achieve your desired results.
At consultation, you can decide whether to have blepharoplasty surgery on the upper eyelid, the lower eyelid, or both. This will depend on the results you are hoping to achieve.
Blepharoplasty at AA Plastic Surgery London is performed under general anaesthetic. In some cases of upper eyelid surgery, only a local anaesthetic may be used.
Lower eyelid surgery involves cutting a small incision into the lower lash line. This allows Dr Abood to access the fat beneath the skin and remove excess skin at the same time. An external scar will remain after this surgery. Dr Abood is an expert in scar reduction techniques and can advise you on how to minimise its appearance.
A lower eyelid surgery that avoids external scarring is possible. The availability of this surgery will depend on your circumstances and whether or not you need excess skin removed.
Upper eyelid surgery involves the removal of skin, various amounts of fat and a small strip of muscle. The tissues are tightened and the wound is closed with stitches. A dressing will be applied and Dr Abood will assess the results and check that you are happy before he lets you go home.
Aftercare and Results
Before you leave Dr Abood’s London practice, we will arrange some follow-up appointments to take place at different time intervals post-surgery.
Dr Abood will give you detailed aftercare instructions, but he and his staff will be available to contact if you have any questions.
Dry or gritty eyes are a common occurrence among patients of blepharoplasty. This should subside within a few days. In the first 3 to 4 days the eyes need to be kept dry, after which washing your face and eyes will need to be done very carefully. In the first few weeks, swelling, bruising and tenderness is expected, as the area around the eyes is very sensitive.
To help with your recovery and manage discomfort, Dr Abood may advise you to:
- Sleep with your head propped on pillows, remaining upright to allow fluids to drain and to reduce swelling
- Wear sunglasses outside to protect your eyes from the wind and bright sunlight
- Use an ice pack to reduce swelling and soreness
The full results of blepharoplasty can usually be seen after several weeks, once the face has healed properly.
Additional Services Offered by Dr Abood in London
- Breast Uplift – This surgical procedure is designed to re-position the breasts on the chest, causing them to sit higher and more evenly, for a proportionate and symmetrical appearance
- Breast Reduction – In this procedure, excess tissue and skin is removed from the breasts to reduce their size and weight and alleviate any back pain that large breasts can cause
- Breast Augmentation – Otherwise known as breast enlargement, this procedure uses silicone implants to increase the size and volume of the breasts
- Liposuction – This is a surgical procedure to remove fat from beneath the skin’s surface, helping to tone the body and reduce weight
- Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) – Folds of loose skin caused by pregnancy, age, or weight loss are tightened around the mid-section and the abdomen is contoured
- Mummy makeover – This procedure uses fat taken from one place on the body to enlarge the breasts
- Skin Surgery – This includes mole, cyst, lipoma and skin tag removal. Dr Abood also treats all forms of skin cancer at his London practice
Opening Hours and Location for AA Cosmetic Surgery London
Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
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